Introducing A Different Approach to Simulation and Task Training
- Complete simulation modules and learning systems
- All equipment and supplies included
- Integrated curriculum for deliberate and distributive practice
- Low Cost … the best value in task training
SIM*VIVO was established in 2008 to specifically develop practical simulation modules that will provide each medical learner with all materials necessary to learn a specific task. These modules were developed to provide a realistic lifelike platform for practice in and out of the simulation lab and to avoid the need for “scrounging” the hospital for second-rate and outdated training supplies. Additionally, our philosophy is to keep the cost of each unit reasonable so that each learner could own his or her “personal task trainer” which would facilitate further practice.
Using the APDS/ACS surgery resident curriculum as a model, SIM*VIVO has developed a knot tying module and simple suturing module that contain all of the training materials and a guide book that allows the learner to practice in or out of the laboratory at his or her own pace. To complete the module, instructions are given for testing for competence. More recently, we have opened Sim*Supply which can provide you and your simulation laboratory with a wide array of high quality, low cost surgical simulation supplies
Complimentary instructional “learning” videos are also available on this web site to facilitate the initial learning steps for each skill. Together, our hands-on learning materials provides the integrated task training experience that will appeal to medical students, residents, nurses and nursing students, and mid-level providers.
Who We Are
John B. Fortune, MD
President, Medical Director
As an active trauma surgeon and surgical educator, John noted several years ago that there was a need for learning systems and task trainers that could provide the learner with all of the materials necessary for learning a single surgical procedure to an acceptable level of competence. In response to this perceived need, he started Sim*Vivo, LLC, specifically to provide learners the opportunity for deliberate and distributive practice to best learn the tasks at hand. Affordability was also another key concept in his quest to provide simulation laboratories and individual learners the best equipment and supplies at prices far under those currently on the market. In the past year, he opened Sim*Supply as a subsidiary to solely focus high quality supplies that would eliminate the need to scour the OR and hospital for outdated or discarded materials. He has recently developed additional learning systems for dissection skills and GI anastomosis. On the drawing board are plans for modules focused on vascular repair and anastomosis, and flap manipulation. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact him at John@sim-vivo.com.
Tina joined us shortly after our move to Naples, FL. With experience working for numerous large companies including Kohl's, ABC, Publishers Clearinghouse, and the Barnes & Noble catalog division, she brings a wealth of knowledge to Sim*Vivo. She will be streamlining our operational processes as well as handling sales, marketing, social media, and helping with product development. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebecca D. Tinker
Becky is the business manager and customer liaison for Sim*Vivo. She has a background in the financial sector and was a welcome addition to Sim*Vivo five years ago. If there are questions about your order or shipping, Becky will certainly be happy to help. She can be reached at Rebecca@sim-vivo.com.